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Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Nearest Train Station: Kew Bridge
Nearest Underground Station: Kew Gardens
Bus Routes: 65, 391, 237, 267
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a World Heritage Site located in 300 acres of stunning vistas and 6 magnificent glasshouses set in a beautiful landscape beside the River Thames between Richmond and Kew in south-west London. This summer is the perfect time to visit.Entrance includes seasonal exhibitions and activities - some of which include hands-on sessions which are available after entry. Entrance also includes Kew's Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway which takes you on a breathtaking tour under the ground and then 18 metres (59ft) up in the air, bringing you closer to the trees in a way that will take your breath away.
Kew Palace - please note, the Palace will not be open from summer 2020, into autumn 2020.
The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family from 1729 to 1818. Sense the joys and sorrows of past royal lives in intimate detail as King George III and his family come to life through a fascinating display of personal artefacts.
In happier times George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children enjoyed a relatively simple domestic routine at Kew, the palace rang with laughter and fun, however in later years the atmosphere darkened as family rivalries become more intense and relationships soured. Kew became a retreat for an ailing King George and a virtual prison for his elder unmarried daughters.
Kew Gardens opening times 2020/21
3 December 2020 to 17 January 2021
10:00am – 3:00pm (last entry 2:00pm)
Gardens closed all day on 24 and 25 December
18 January to 31 January 2021
10:00am – 4:15pm (last entry 3:15pm)
1 February to 28 February 2021
10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)
1 March to 31 March 2021
10:00am* – 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)
*11am opening on 26, 27 and 28 March due to Richmond Runfest